STLRC – Upcoming Rides and Events

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Participation in STLRC Rides & Hikes is at your own risk. STLRC assumes no liability.

All rides are free for St. Louis Recreational Cyclists members. Non-members must join by their second ride. 

Brrrrrrrrrrrrr Cold!

Starting Location:  Millstadt Liederkranz Park  (East of Millstadt Village Park – See venue map) Park along the tree line on the west side of Main St.  If the rest rooms aren’t open at this park, we’ll stop at the Circle-K on Jefferson at Washington to use the facilities on the way out.

Weather Warning: Dress warmly, It will be chilly with temps in low 30s and a northerly wind at 6mph.  Ride Leaders will be buying the coffee in Freeburg!

Time of Departure:  10:00AM    

Description:  Riding from Millstadt Liederkranz Park to Eckert’s Country Store for a quick rest room break, then hopping on the Orchard Loop Trail to loop through the subdivision surrounding the Orchards Golf Course on our way down to Freeburg for our main rest stop. Then it’s back to the start in Millstadt.

Ride Leader’s Expectations:  Speed: 14.5 – 15+mph Average. 2nd Flight speed would be 12 – 13 mph average. Some speedsters go faster and we’ll let them go.   Drafting – There will be drafting on this ride.   Distance: Depends on the temperature. If it is polar bear cold, we’ll do the 41.6 mile route.  Elevation:  Lots of rollers with a total of approx. 1815′ of climbing.  One 9% hill on Plum Hill School Road. It’s not a long hill and you get to ride down the other side. Riding time: Approx. 3 hours, time on course 4 hours.

2nd Flight:  If anyone wants to do this ride at a more moderate pace and possibly distance also, Let the ride leader know.


  • I-270/255 SE across the JB Bridge
  • Go right at Exit #6 towards Columbia/Hwy 3 south
  • Go for 4.3 miles to right exit up and over Hwy 3 onto Hwy 158 towards Millstadt
  • Continue onto IL-158 E for 5.6 miles
  • Turn left on Main Street.  Go .2 miles
  • Liederkranz Park parking along tree line will be on the left

Cue Sheets:  Millstadt – Eckerts – Freeburg Casey’s  

All participants are expected to bring either the cue sheet, a cycling computer with the ride’s  Navigation files and/or Smartphone with GPS link.  Riders should be able to find their way back if an unforeseeable event happens during this ride.

Print a cue sheet if you want one.  Ride Leaders will have just a few extra.

Download all routes into your cycling devices. Never know which one we will do in case the weather conditions improve or deteriorate.

USB wire transfer Navigation .fit files:    MillFreeCas_41.6        MillFreeCas_51

For Smartphone RidewithGPS Transfer:

RidewithGPS file for 41.6 mile route

RidewithGPS file for  46 mile route

RidewithGPS file for  51 mile route

Experience Level:  4Cb – 4Cc

Stops:  Rest Room stop at the Eckert’s Country Store and main rest stop at the Freeburg Casey’s.

Road Hazards:  Always stay alert for “black ice”.

Weather Considerations:    The ride will be canceled if: It’s raining or if there is a high percentage prediction of rain/snow, high winds, or too cold. I know, what’s too cold? Please watch the weather forecasts and radar.  Check the website for any corrections or cancellations before you leave home.

Ride Leaders: Joe Kruchowski  314-766-0646      Sharon Kruchowski  314-229-0705



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